Natural Dog Rehabilitation

Patty offers a range of gentle rehabilitation treatments for dogs including photonic therapy (dog acupuncture without the needles), canine myofunctional massage (CMT) and equissage massage,  dog owners are rewarded with a happier, more responsive pet.

Using massage and acupuncture for dog rehabilitation.

Patty’s natural dog rehabilitation techniques can improves muscle tone, reduces the pain and discomfort from arthritis, and promote  healing from recent injury or surgery. These same therapies can also reduce anxiety in dogs.

Our natural dog rehabilition services include: 

  • Canine Myofunctional Massage Therapy
  • Equissage Massage
  • Photonic Therapy

Canine Myofunctional Massage Therapy (CMT).

Canine Myofunctional Massage Therapy improves muscle tone, reduces the pain and discomfort from arthritis, aids healing from recent injury or surgery.

It can also reduce anxiety in dogs.

Equissage massage for dogs.

Equissage treatment is performed with an Equissage hand-held machine, which provides physiotherapeutic massage to dogs.

This treatment has been proven to be totally non-aggressive and free of side effects. The medical benefits include increased circulation and lymphatic drainage, relaxation of muscles and increased joint mobility. It can be used on sore shoulders, sore backs and leg problems or any other sore areas.

Equissage treatments may improve:

  • Local blood circulation
  • Venous drainage
  • Lymphatic drainage and reduce swelling
  • Joint mobility
  • Respiratory conditions
  • The release of tension
  • Arthritic conditions

Photonic therapy is dog acupuncture using light, not needles.

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Photonic therapy is like giving your pet acupuncture without needles. Photons of red light are used to stimulate traditional acupuncture points in animals.

Photonic therapy was developed by a veterinarian who discovered a lot of animals were not tolerant of the acupuncture needles. The Photonic therapy achieves stimulation of the acupuncture pressure points and requires less time.

Photonic therapy is an advanced form of traditional complementary medicine using a specific light to stimulate recognised acupuncture points.

We do not use needles but a safe, low frequency red LED light (not laser) which alleviates pain and supports the healing of acute and chronic conditions and injuries in any living animals.

All pet health conditions will benefit from Photonic Therapy including itchy skin, joint issues, anxiety, nerve issues to name a few.


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Pet Naturopath Australia. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.

Healthy Pets Naturally, located on the NSW South Coast, was established by Patty Walcott in 2010.  Patty, a pet naturopath, specialises in treating cats and dogs with natural remedies and is a recognised practitioner in NSW of the Small Animal and Equine Natural Therapy Association.

Patty’s unique background in the pharmaceutical industry, coupled with her qualifications as a biochemist, Reconnective healer and small animal naturopath, means that pet owners can receive the care of their vet for acute conditions along with Patty’s guidance regarding alternative pet remedies to achieve a healthy, balanced natural diet, herbs and homeopathy for all conditions.  Natural pet treatments also cover physical therapies for rehabilitative care such as cat and dog massage (Equissage & CMT), underwater dog treadmillPhotonic Therapy (acupuncture), and animal reconnective healing.

Be sure to visit the case studies section of our website to read about our pet natural treatments and therapies used to successfully treat a broad range of dog and cat health issues.

In 2021, Patty closed her clinic on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and moved to the Sapphire Coast (South Coast, NSW).

To discuss your pet’s health and natural therapies that may assist in their recovery and wellbeing, Patty offers phone consultations for Australian clients. Book a phone consultation »